This comfortable restaurant, describes its food style as Modern English; and the word 'modern' certainly springs to mind as the more relevant.
While the food follows the seasons, starters such as 'White Crab & Sweetcorn, wrapped in Bric Pastry with Salad of Wild Rocket, Mouli & Honey Mustard Dressing'; 'Guinea Fowl, Ham Hock & Caramelised Cabbage Terrine, Pickled Shimeji Mushroom & Spiced Port Syrup' and 'Smoked Salmon Ravioli, Buttered Spinach & Asparagus, Lemon Grass & Dill Velouté' appeared on a Spring menu.
To be followed by the likes of 'Grilled Ribeye of Beef, Sautéed Mushroom, Rosti Potatoes, Spinach, Red Wine Jus and Shallot Duxelle'; 'Roast Loin of Rabbit & Kidney, Creamed Swede & Potato, Braised Lettuce & Pickled Apple and a Game Jus'; 'Strudel of Butternut Squash, Baby Gem Lettuce, Chicory & Cheddar wrapped in Bric Pastry with Buttered Baby Vegetable & Tomato Fondue' and 'Pan-Roast Wild Perch, Braised Salsify, Black-Olive-infused Crushed Potato and Tomato Balsamic Sauce Vierge'.
If you have room you might be tempted by 'Baileys Bread & Butter Pudding'; 'Raspberry Crème Brulée & Berry Sorbet'; 'Apple & Blackberry Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream' or their selection of British farmhouse cheeses.
They also have a comfortable Lounge where you can enjoy coffee and sandwiches between 11.00-14.30 on weekdays.
They won an award for the quality of their Sunday lunches - which offer a choice of 4 roast meat/poultry options + fish & veggie options - in the 2008 Observer Food Magazine; so you will probably have to book well ahead to secure a table.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Fri & Sun, 12.00-14.00; set L £7.95 (1 course), £11.45 (2 courses), £14.95 (3 courses); mains £12.95 to £19.50
- Dinner: Tues-Sat, 18.30-22.00; set D Tues-Thurs £22; mains £12.95 to £19.50
- Wine: a concise, but well-thought-out, list kicks off at £13.95
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: L Sat, D Sun, some Bank Holidays